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Finally…the federal government will pay you $100 to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Corona Virus – Still with us… get vaccinated!!

The White House has shared a fact sheet detailing new actions the Biden administration will take to get more Americans vaccinated which will slow down the spread of the terribly deadly Delta Variant Virus.

President Biden will announce that, in an attempt to protect workers, “every federal government employee and the onsite contractor will be asked to attest to their vaccination status.”

Employees who have not been vaccinated “will be required to wear a mask on the job no matter their geographic location, physically distance from all other employees and visitors, comply with a weekly or twice-weekly screening testing requirement, and be subject to restrictions on official travel.”

In addition, the President is expected to announce a directive ordering the Department of Defense “to look into how and when they will add Covid-19 vaccination to the list of required vaccinations for members of the military.”

More on the actions: Also included in the administration’s efforts announced Thursday — expanded paid leave for employees who take time off to get themselves and their family members vaccinated.

The President will also call on states, territories, and local governments to do more to incentivize vaccination, including offering $100 to Americans getting vaccinated (Treasury released an announcement touting the incentive Thursday).

Finally, the President will call on school districts nationwide to host at least one pop-up vaccination clinic over the coming weeks “in an effort to get more kids 12 and older vaccinated.”

How to ensure you get your Covid-19 shot(s)…

All Nevadans ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They are safe, effective, and available free of charge at a Carson City Health and Human Services event as well as pharmacy locations throughout the Quad-County Region. We have 200,000 reasons in the Quad-County Region to get vaccinated- including you!!  Check your telephone Yellow Pages under “Pharmacies” or on the internet under “Pharmacies” and ask them when to come in and get your shot(s).

Check here for more access to the vaccinations:  https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/

Semi truck fire at South Carson and I-580

10:05am  Semi truck on fire in the northbound lane of South Carson Street, just north of the intersection with I-580.  Firefighters enroute.

10:13am  Turns out to be hot brakes on the semi.  Sheriff’s Deputies say they’re letting the brakes cool before they authorize the truck to resume its travel.

 

Governor Sisolak launches “Covid-19-Vaccination-or-Else” program starting next month

Getting the vaccination

Because many American government workers are still reluctant to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 Virus, many government agencies are launching programs to make their employees get vaccinated or be subject to weekly medical testing in order to keep their jobs.

The program is catching on left-and-right across the country which prompted Governor Steve Sisolak to announce that Nevada State government workers will be joining the ranks of the recently vaccinated.  But those who still refuse to be vaccinated will be required to be tested weekly.  But if it entails an intrusive test, the ordeal may provide sufficient incentive for hold-outs to go ahead and surrender to the vaccination. With the emergence of the highly aggressive “Delta Variant” virus we may see a dramatic upsurge in vaccinations state-wide.  The program starts in August.

Put on your masks whether you’re indoors or outdoors…the Delta Virus is a killer…

Corona Virus – Still with us… get vaccinated!!

Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued a directive that indoor Covid-19 masks will be required indoors effective July 30.

The directive applies to 12 of Nevada’s 17 counties – excluding rural counties like Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Pershing and Storey counties.  No explanation given.

The Governor said the order comes after the Centers for Disease Control pointed out that to too many citizens have simply refused getting their shots and then passing on the virus to untold numbers of citizens.

He said the 12 counties including Carson and Douglas as well as Washoe County are at risk for infecting more people if they refuse to get their shot(s).

The new CDC guidelines also recommend universal masking for all teachers, students and visitors to K-12 schools no matter if they’ve gotten their shot(s) or not.

While businesses have a three day grace period under Governor Sisolak’s orders, he urged them to adopt the mask rules as soon as possible.  The Delta version of the virus is far, far, far more deadly than any former virus.

Carson City Schools want to make sure their students get their shot(s)

Carson City School District to Host Back-to-School Immunization Days  

Carson City, Nev. (July 27, 2021) —Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is working with the Carson City School District to offer children all school-required vaccinations Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16 (first day of school) 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at their clinic at 900 E. Long Street in Carson City, 775-887-2195.

Additionally, Nevada Health Centers is hosting outdoor walk-up immunization clinics every Wednesday, starting July 28 through Aug. 18, to help school-aged children receive immunizations required for school enrollment. Immunizations will be offered between the hours of 8:00 and 11:30 a.m. at the Carson City School-based Health Center located at 618 West Musser Street, behind Gleason School. Vaccinations are administered on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, call 800-787-2568.  

CCHHS’ Vaccines for Children Program provides vaccines for children 18 years of age and younger who are uninsured, have Medicaid, are underinsured or Alaska Native or American Indian. A vaccine administration fee of $20—$40 is charged based on the number of vaccinations given. CCHHS bills most private insurances and Medicaid. A list of the insurances that they take can be found on their website. 

Children enrolling in a Nevada-based public school must have certain immunizations on record in order to attend school. Nevada law requires immunizations for childcare, school and university entry unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition. The requirements are for beginning kindergartners, students entering the seventh grade and university students and any student new to a Nevada school district. For a list of immunization requirements, visit Immunize Nevada’s School Vaccinations page

One water well briefly showed slightly higher manganese levels in our drinking water in March. But it’s back to normal.

Carson City Public Works would like to provide some information on recent water quality testing that has reported a level of manganese above a certain (low) standard at one water well on the east side of Carson City.  But don’t panic!  For most water drinkers there are no significant effects.  But there could be ever-so-slight effects on newborns which one well, out of the city’s 30 well system, has produced a tiny increase of manganese.   But it’s since fallen back down to normal levels. 

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has established National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWRs) that set non-mandatory water quality standards for 15 contaminants. EPA does not enforce these “secondary maximum contaminant levels” (SMCLs).  They are established as guidelines to assist public water systems in managing their drinking water for aesthetic considerations, such as taste, color, and odor. These contaminants are not considered to be a risk to human health at those levels.

Again, manganese may become noticeable in tap water at concentrations greater than 0.05 mg/L by color, odor, or taste to the water. However, health effects from manganese are not a concern until concentrations are approximately TEN TIMES HIGHER!  Again, the east side well is back to normal low manganese levels.

Although this is technically not an emergency, water customers have a right to know what happened. A flyer will be sent out to all customers in the next utility billing to help explain the matter in more detail.

What should I do?
City officials say you do not need to use an alternative water supply, like bottled water. You’d be surprised where bottled water comes from and the ingredients in it.  (But that’s another story.)  Manganese is of no concern as long as the city carefully monitors it and they will. However, if you have specific health concerns, which can be very common, consult your doctor.

What is being done?
The city is continuing to monitor for manganese monthly at the east well site. The past three months since March 2021, the levels have been meeting standards. For more information, please contact Eddy Quaglieri, Water Utility Manager, with Carson City Public Works at (775) 283-7395.

Visit carson.org/notice for FAQs and additional resources and information about Manganese. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).

Update on the Tamarack Fire South of Gardnerville and points around the area…

Tamarack Fire

Spring Valley and Holbrook area residents are returning to their homes thanks to the tireless efforts of firefighters who have been battling forest fires for many days.  The nearly 68,000 acre Tamarack Fire south of Gardnerville is just about half contained.  Two highways in the area have also been re-opened – Highway 395 on the east side of the fire and Highway 88 on the west.  Yesterday authorities in Alpine and Douglas counties ended evacuations in 15 communities, allowing nearly 2,000 residents to return to their homes, according to the Forest Service.

Monday’s priorities include finishing containment on the northeast corner of the fire and securing more of the southern edge. Thunderstorms are forecast over the fire area this afternoon, and there is a chance that rainfall continues into the evening. The fire is staffed with 1,623 firefighters.

Changes in Evacuations:
In Alpine County, evacuation orders were removed for Diamond Valley Road, Carson River Road, Woodfords, Alpine Village, Markleeville, Marklee Village, Shay Creek, Grover Hot Springs & Campground, East Fork Resort, Crystal Springs, Douglas Way and Wylder Resort. Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for residents of Blue Lakes Road, Upper and Lower Blue Lakes Campgrounds, and residents who live in the SR 4 corridor from Hwy 89 to Ebbetts.

In Douglas County, evacuations were lifted for Topaz Ranch Estates and Topaz Lakes. Non-mandatory evacuations remain in place for the Holbrook Junction/Highlands area and Spring Valley areas.

Road Closures:
Closures ended for Highways 88 and 395 this morning but Highway 89 is closed between Hwy 88 and Highway 395 to all traffic except local residents and incident personnel. Highway 4 is closed throughout the fire area to all traffic except incident personnel.

Branch I: Division K After several days of working towards each other from the east and west, firefighters successfully finished containment of the entire northern edge of the fire yesterday, from Highway 395 to Crystal Springs. Today crews worked to extinguish hot spots in the Spring Valley area and may be needed to help secure a portion of Leviathan Mine Road.

Division O & Division L have been combined.  Hand crews working the fire’s edge yesterday added a containment line on both the north and south edges of the slopover fire that crossed Highway 395 to the east last week. The containment includes the area near Holbrook. Further south, containment was added to the southeast corner of the slopover, near Topaz Lake. Today, crews will continue working to finish containment of the northeast corner of the fire, which has been showing significant fire activity. Others will continue to help with structure protection, monitoring and patrolling in neighborhoods along Highway 395.

Branch II: Division Q – Fire managers have been moving more personnel and equipment into this division to help with the effort to contain the southern edge of the fire. Yesterday dozers and hand crews worked the fire’s edge from the east near Highway 395. Others engaged the fire near the Leviathan Mine, where there is still active fire. Firefighters also completed a firing operation along Big Springs Road to remove fuel from the fire’s path. Today the work continues as crews push to the west going as directly as possible along the fire’s edge.

Further south in Division T resources were being added to Monday to help with efforts to secure a new containment line. Firefighters are working a section of this area using a combination of dozers, crews digging handline and cold trailing. Cold trailing is when a firefighter inspects an area using a hand to feel for any remaining heat.

Division A and Division Z has been combined with Division A and will focus on the southwest corner of the fire where it sits in steep, remote wilderness area. A division supervisor and a group of firefighters will be scouting in this area today.

Branch III: Division F Yesterday firefighters built upon recent days’ progress and were able to reach containment on the northwest tip of the fire just west of Crystal Springs. Crews identified and attacked a flare-up of trees near the Hawkins Peak communications tower. That fire went out on its own. They also extinguished a small fire that started in a tree to the west of the Tamarack fire in the Blue Lakes area. Today, firefighters are continuing to secure control line in the sections of the western edge that still need containment. Crews will also patrol in the Grover Hot Springs and Markleeville areas.

Weather and Fuel Conditions:
Thunderstorms are expected to arrive over the fire area early in the afternoon today. The storms could be capable of producing heavy rains, gusty winds of up to 35 mph and small hail. There is also a chance for light rain showers that could last well into the evening.

Temporary Flight Restriction (TRF):
There have been incursions into the fire’s TFR area by aircraft not associated with the Tamarack Fire. TFR violations can disrupt aerial firefighting operations and may force fire managers to ground essential aircraft. Wildfires are a no-fly zone for unauthorized aircraft, including drones. If you fly, we can’t. For more information, visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.

Evacuations, Closures, and Fire Restrictions:
For evacuation notice specifics in Alpine and Douglas Counties visit:
https://www.alpinecountyca.gov/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=EVACUATION-INFORMATI… and

https://www.douglascountynv.gov/government/departments/emergency_managem…

For road closure specifics visit https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ and https://nvroads.com/.

For closures and fire restrictions on National Forest lands, visit

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/alerts-1069notices/?cid=fseprd573309

 

Fire at 3255 Columbia Way

9:18pm  Report of a fire at 3255 Columbia Way.  Fire reportedly in the back yard.

9:24pm  Report from arriving firefighters say the fire in the back of the home appeared to be a warming fire.

Update:  (There was an error in the address of the original story – the address above is the correct address. We apologize for the error.)

CC Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for woman who went missing on East Long Street

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing person. Madeline Delaney (37 years old) was reported missing by a loved one and last seen around FISH in Carson City, Nevada on 138 East Long Street at 11:30 AM on July 20th, 2021.

Madeline was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, a tie-dye t-shirt, brown sunglasses, green tennis shoes, and carrying a pink bag. She has a tattoo behind her ear and a scar on her calf. Madeline suffers from mental illness and may be delusional.

A photograph of Madeline is attached to this release.

Anyone with information on Madeline’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Brett J. Bindley at (775) 283-7856, Sergeant Craig Lowe at (775) 283-7815, or Carson City Dispatch at (775) 887-COPS.

 

Madeline Delany
White Female Adult
5’9” 160lbs
Brown hair, Green eyes

Gas Leak at 1216 Correlli Court

1:44pm  The natural gas company is responding to a report of a leaking gas line at 1216 Correlli Court.  Carson City Firefighters will soon be on scene.  Should  be a quick fix.

1:49pm  Carson City Fire-Rescue is now on scene.

1:57pm  Gas is shut off.

NHP Investigating Fatal Crash at Goni Road at Fermi Road

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at approximately 11:31 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal crash at Goni Road at Fermi Road in Carson City per a memorandum of understanding with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Preliminary investigation shows that a white 2005 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on Goni Road approaching Fermi Road. The driver of the Explorer began to negotiate a curve, entered a broadside skid, left the roadway to the left, and overturned.

The driver (Beau Mathews-Amos, a 24-year-old Reno resident) was declared deceased at the scene.

This crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) – NHP Case #210701654.

Where are their parents?

Carson City Traffic Deputies were participating in joint operation, Joining Forces, looking traffic violations and specifically for distracted driving violations. A Carson City Sheriff’s Office Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white 4 door sedan for speeding on North Carson Street. The Deputy contacted the driver and while speaking with the driver and passengers it was discovered they were all juveniles.

One passenger was wanted on a Felony warrant for drug charges out of Reno and another passenger was in possession of drug paraphernalia. A substantial amount of schedule 1 drugs were located in the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody for possession for sales of schedule 1 drugs and marijuana as well as traffic violation charges. All three occupants were transported to the Carson City Juvenile Detention facility. Further investigation is being conducted.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Deputies are out every day, conducting traffic stops and proactive enforcement of laws, with the goal of reducing criminal activity and keeping the streets safe for the citizens and visitors in and around Carson City.

Media Release Originator: Sgt. Mike Cullen #3171

Teens caught with drugs and paraphernalia….

Scammers never quit…

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information.

While millions of American families started receiving the advance Child Tax Credit payments last week, criminals were already looking for innovative tactics to take advantage of unwitting victims. Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a variety of phone, e-mail, text message and social media scams targeting families eligible for the credit. Any communication offering assistance to sign up for the Child Tax Credit or to speed up the monthly payments is likely a scam. When receiving unsolicited calls or messages, taxpayers should not provide personal information, click on links, or open attachments as this may lead to money loss, tax-related fraud, and identity theft.

“For the first time, Americans are receiving advance payments of the child tax credit, giving rise to historic relief for millions of working families. Unfortunately, with these payments, there are those who, driven by greed, will try to exploit you for your child tax credit payment,” said IRS Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Corinne Kalve. “Taxpayers need to be aware of these threats and act with caution.”

“Advance payment of the child tax credit will give much needed support to millions of American families. Unfortunately, some individuals see these payments as an opportunity to enrich themselves at the cost of hardworking parents. Along with our partners at IRS, we will do everything in our power to prevent criminals from taking advantage of these families,” Said Scott Erik Asphaug, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Although scammers constantly come up with new schemes to try and catch taxpayers off-guard, there are simple ways to identify if it is truly the IRS reaching out.

  • The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers via e-mail, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information, even information related to the Child Tax Credit. 
  • The IRS does not leave pre-recorded, urgent, or threatening messages. Aggressive calls warning taxpayers about a lawsuit or arrest are fake.
  • The IRS will not call taxpayers asking them to provide or verify financial information so they can obtain the monthly Child Tax Credit payments.
  • The IRS will not ask for payment via a gift card, wire transfer or cryptocurrency. 

For taxpayers eligible for advance payments of the Child Tax Credit, the IRS will use information from their 2020 or 2019 tax return to automatically enroll them for advance payments. Taxpayers do not have to take any additional action. Taxpayers who are not required to file a tax return or who have not provided the IRS their information, may visit IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021 to provide basic information for the Child Tax Credit. 

To report suspicious IRS-related phishing and online scams, visit IRS.gov.

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